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The increasing shift to electric and autonomous vehicles, multimodal transportation, and transportation-as-a-service business models—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the future of transportation.

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Investment is expanding to meet the complex need for temperature-stable transport and storage.
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12428909/Commercial-airlines-racked-staggering-46-close-calls-month-one-American-Airlines-flight-Dallas-traveling-500mph-forced-abrupt-700ft-climb-avoid-United-plane.html
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Published: 14:12 EDT, 21 August 2023 | Updated: 16:23 EDT, 21 August 2023 Dozens of near-misses between aircraft in the US last month highlight the alarming number of incidents which have taken place this year.There were 46 'close calls' in July, according to reports shared by the Federal...
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https://www.wral.com/story/fourth-traffic-light-proposed-for-self-driving-cars-to-improve-traffic-flow/21341305/
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Drivers are familiar with red, yellow and green lights.North Carolina State University researchers conducted a study that found adding a fourth light would improve traffic flow at intersections and would involve self-driving cars.Ali Hajbabaie, co-author of the study, said the greater number of...
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https://cleantechnica.com/2024/01/05/u-s-energy-secretary-touts-75-growth-in-public-ev-charging-stations-since-biden-took-office/
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Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News! There's no doubt about it: President Biden has supported the transition to electric vehicles in several important ways. He's been the most EV-supportive president since Obama by a wide margin. (Yes, I know there was only one president between the two of them.) The U.EV tax credit gets most of the headlines — in part because it's so complicated since it also acts as gigantic industrial reshoring policy — but initiatives to build out a lot more EV charging infrastructure are a very significant part of these EV efforts.
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https://www.autonews.com/commentary/ev-auto-finance-subject-q3-automotive-news-fi-special-section
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Electric vehicles made up 7.2 percent of second-quarter U.S. registrations, ahead of the 5 percent "inflection point" Chase Auto CEO Peter Muriungi said could signal EVs reaching 25 percent of the market within just two or three years.
For auto lenders and dealership finance offices, the question...
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https://www.wired.com/story/dashcam-footage-shows-driverless-cars-cruise-waymo-clogging-san-francisco/?mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=wired&utm_social-type=owned
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The bus was stuck. San Francisco's eastbound 54 Felton line was heading up a narrow residential street when a white SUV coming the other way stopped in the middle of the road. It was a rainy Sunday evening last month, and the bus driver leaned up to the windshield and peered through the haze at...
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https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/aviation/fltplan-data-offers-insights-into-general-aviation-pilot-habits/
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FltPlan Data Offers Insights into General Aviation Pilot Habits
August 18, 2023
Ever wondered about the most popular aviation flight patterns in the US? We did. So as the largest provider of flight planning services in North America, we pored through the data to provide helpful and interesting...
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https://www.thefastmode.com/technology-solutions/33815-viasat-deutsche-telekom-to-provide-in-flight-connectivity-through-european-aviation-network
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Viasat, a leader in global communications, and Deutsche Telekom announced a new, long-term agreement that cements the companies' commitment to providing in-flight connectivity (IFC) solutions to airline partners across the European Aviation Network (EAN). . EAN launched in 2019, powered by Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat, a business recently acquired by Viasat.
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https://ipwatchdog.com/2023/08/26/driving-forward-autonomous-vehicles-artificial-intelligence-intellectual-property-brazil/id=165656/
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"Autonomous vehicles are a trend of the near future and those that hold intellectual property rights over the main technologies that enable these vehicles, at accessible costs to the public, are the ones that will have the greatest commercial advantage over their competitors." Autonomous vehicles were designed with the purpose of minimizing accidents on urban roads and providing more safety and comfort, assisting or performing independently some tasks that are the driver's responsibility.
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https://siliconangle.com/2023/05/16/doj-charges-former-apple-engineer-stealing-self-driving-car-technology-china/
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The Department of Justice today charged a former Apple Inc. engineer with stealing autonomous technology and giving it to a Chinese self-driving car company.
The indictment, filed at federal court in the Northern District of California, alleges that Weibao Wang, who started working on Apple's...
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https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/california-autonomous-vehicle-truck-safety-operator-requirement/652273/
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This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. The California State Assembly passed a bill that could require heavy-duty, autonomous trucks to keep safety operators onboard until a series of reviews after Jan. 2029. The lower house approved the bill 54-which would require autonomous vehicles of 10,001 pounds or more to have a safety operator present.
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/hawaiian-airlines-pulls-out-of-new-zealand-over-winter-as-other-routes-beckon/ZUNMIWLC6NGP7FK6PR665KZMSE/
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Hawaiian Airlines operates Airbus A330s on the Auckland-Honolulu route.Hawaiian Airlines is pulling out of New Zealand over winter as it moves aircraft to more lucrative routes.
The airline says that while demand is healthy, the weakness of the kiwi dollar against the greenback
has dented...
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https://jalopnik.com/kangaroos-are-just-too-erratic-for-car-safety-systems-t-1851387257
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Car makers have come up with some mighty clever tech to make driving safer, like blind spot detection systems, lane-keeping tech and even sensors to let you know if you've left a passenger on the back seat. One thing cars aren't too good at detecting, however, is kangaroos. In fact, the...
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https://thepointsguy.com/news/breeze-airways-a220-wifi-new-bern/
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Breeze Airways, the not-so-new-anymore startup airline by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, is moving to its next phase.The airline plans to begin operating all of its scheduled flights on its fleet of Airbus A220 aircraft by the end of the year, Neeleman said Tuesday, discontinuing service on its...
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https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-woman-shoved-moving-subway-train-fighting-life-officials
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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com.A wanted man accused of shoving a 30-year-old woman into a moving subway train in New York City, leaving her "fighting for her life," has been caught in New Jersey, investigators announced.The incident happened around...
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https://locusmag.com/2023/12/commentary-cory-doctorow-what-kind-of-bubble-is-ai/
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Of course AI is a bubble. It has all the hallmarks of a classic tech bubble. Pick up a rental car at SFO and drive in either direction on the 101 - north to San Francisco, south to Palo Alto - and every single billboard is advertising some kind of AI company. Every business plan has the word "AI" in it, even if the business itself has no AI in it.
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https://qz.com/tesla-china-self-driving-cars-ai-sora-1851339611
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BYD, short for "Build Your Dreams," has dominated the Chinese electric vehicle market. Image: Leon Neal (Getty Images)Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD announced its latest ultra-cheap car on Wednesday as it continues accelerating a price war in its home country. The Shenzhen-based company,...
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https://switchedonev.com/manchesters-first-ev-charging-oasis-gets-green-light/
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MANCHESTER City Council has given the green light to electric vehicle charging network Be.EV to build Manchester's first large-scale green charging 'Oasis' for EVs.
A milestone project in the council's mission to expand public charging across the county, Be.EV's plan will transform an old former...
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https://roboticsandautomationnews.com/2023/09/30/orlando-and-beep-launch-autonomous-shuttle-pilot/72601/
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https://techcrunch.com/2023/10/30/the-chevy-equinox-ev-is-coming-in-2024-with-a-34995-starting-price-and-surprising-range/
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The Chevy Equinox EV, an all-electric compact SUV that General Motors has aimed squarely at the mass market, will arrive in dealerships in 2024 with a battery range and sticker price that could propel its EV sales and even compete with Tesla. The kicker? The Chevy Equinox EV base model will be priced at $34,995 — higher than the targeted $30,000 — and will come with a 319-mile range that beat out the company's original estimates.
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https://nonprofitquarterly.org/the-promise-and-problems-of-self-driving-cars-for-the-disabled-community/
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"Almost every ride I call I have a problem or am canceled on," Kai Brunner told The Daily Dot. Brunner utilizes a service dog, and though state and federal laws prohibit rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft from denying service to disabled riders with...
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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jul/04/smile-youre-on-camera-self-driving-cars-are-here-and-theyre-watching-you?CMP=twt_gu
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If you've spent any time in San Francisco, you might believe we're on the cusp of the self-driving future promised by car makers and the tech industry: a high-tech utopia where roving robot cars pick up and drop off passengers seamlessly and more safely than if they had a human behind the...